They are the same thing!! "Why softball is better than softball?"
softball in Tagalog: softball (no Tagalog translation)
The pitcher's mound is 43 feet away from home plate. It is the same in 18 Gold softball. At most other levels the pitcher's mound is 40 feet away from the plate.
They named it softball because the game of softball was derived from Baseball. The baseball had a hard core whereas the softball has a soft core, so they named it softball. Although the ball is not softball the core of the ball is soft.
I heard that there were not enough countries who had softball teams to have an adequate competition. Softball is not as big around the world as it is in the US and as such there aren't a lot ofOlympics level teams. T he sport can re-petition the Olympics to get the game reinstated if it addresses these issues. Softball needs to cultivate grassroots leagues to build up athletes in many countries to field competitors at Olympic levels.
A question about softball.
To play softball
Softball is played on a softball field or it is often referred to as a diamond.